about the art
The Project Twins work across a broad range of disciplines including illustration, design, print-making, painting and three-dimensional work. Working together through a process of dialogue and sketching, they are continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Such use of minimal forms and bold shapes are rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics.
Their work presents various dualities between the serious and the ridiculous, the melancholic and the joyful. Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and the mundane.
about the artists
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, a Cork based art and design duo. B. 1982, they both received a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from CIT CCAD 2005. They have exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin; Luan Gallery, Athlone; Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; VISUAL, Carlow; Academy of Art University, San Francisco and TULCA 2014, Galway. Their graphic work has garnered international attention from an array of clients with commissions from Facebook, Jameson, Aer Lingus, Bulmers, Penguin Group, The Guardian, Wired, Adweek, Variety and Nature Journal. They are represented by Synergy Art in the UK and US, and by The Illustration Room in Australia. They are members of Cork Printmakers and work from Sample-Studios in Cork City.
Double Take: Collections & Context - Glucksman Gallery, Cork
Sweet Autos - Doswell Gallery, Cork
Exit Strategy - Clonmel Junction Festival, The Main Guard
New Masters - Hen’s Teeth, Fumbally Exchange, Dublin
Ballot - CCAD, Cork & Norwich University of the Arts, UK
New Release - SO Fine Art, Dublin
Good Creepy - Cork Printmakers, Ireland - Solo show
Repression × Resurgence × Reemergence - Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, USA - Group show
Present - The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking - Connecticut, USA - Group show
Stories - Luan Gallery, Athlone - Group show
25 - Cork City Hall, Cork - Group show
16 - Printmakers Box-Set & Travelling Exhibition, Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool - Group show
OFFSET, Main Stage Speakers, Dublin
First Edition Print Symposium, Cork
Body & Soul, Naturally Creative Talks
Facebook HQ, Dublin
Artist Talk, Metropolis Festival, Dublin.
Artist Talk, VAI Get Together, IMMA
Percent for Art Commission, Bunscoil Rinn an Cabhlaigh. (Upcoming)
Large Scale Mural for Facebook Data Centre, Meath (Upcoming)
Various editorial commissions for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, Nature Journal, New Scientist and Fast Company.
Weekly illustration contributions for The Guardian newspaper, Jan 2018 - Present.
Percent for Arts Commission, Woodbrook College, Bray.
Mural Commission for Accenture’s new Innovation Centre, Dublin
PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES
Facebook Artist in Residence (3months), Dublin.